Category Archives: Accelerators

What I Did Expect When I Moved BACK to Los Angeles in 2015

Just under a year ago, while wrapping up a 4 year ‘life’ in Lisbon, Portugal, I posted a blog entitled ‘What I Didn’t Expect When I Moved to Portugal in 2011’. It went viral. And it continues to get large … Continue reading

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Portuguese Startups – The Age of ‘Rediscovery’

Spending 4 years living and working in Portugal, I was fortunate to be very involved with a lot of the early startup activity all over the country. This was even more profound as I was working for startups in California … Continue reading

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Let The Mentoring Begin – The Lisbon Challenge Fall 2015

I am just about to start my mentoring sessions, via Skype, with the startup teams that have made it into the 5th edition of the Lisbon Challenge. I have been fortunate to watch this program form and grow and to … Continue reading

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The Final Week of The Lisbon Challenge Spring 2015 (4th Edition)

It’s upon us, the final week of The Lisbon Challenge Spring 2015 edition and the 3-month accelerator program has progressed rapidly. From my vantage point as a coach and a mentor, I’d say that this edition went even faster than … Continue reading

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Sure Signs of a Growing Startup Environment

“…our goal is to say no in 60 seconds.” Continue reading

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The Portuguese Startup Scene is Really Growing – FAST!

Do you agree that the Portuguese startup scene is growing fast? Share your thoughts and comments on this post. Thanks! Continue reading

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Top Teams from Lisbon Challenge Fall 2014 Head to the US

The 3rd edition of The Lisbon Challenge 3-month acceleration program wrapped up last month and co-founders from many of the top 10 startups are packing their bags and heading to the US. The group departs for San Francisco Sunday for an intensive … Continue reading

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A Photo Review of Startup Events in Portugal During 2014

As we near the end of 2014, here’s a quick look at some of the startup/tech events I attended in the course of the year, further validating that the startup momentum in Portugal is growing. Have a wonderful holiday season and … Continue reading

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Q4 (already) and my 4 C’s!

Just the other day, as in last Friday, it certainly seemed like the perfect summer day in Lisbon, Portugal and now I find myself shutting the windows and thinking about wearing warmer clothing. It is October so I should not … Continue reading

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